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Guide to the Thomas Seller Papers , 1948-1978
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TOM SELLER'S GIFT

 

THE TALL BOY

 

Script: Big Sam's boy 12/23/60

Physical Description: 2 copies
 

Script: A scheme of hearts 2/10/61

Physical Description: 2 copies
 

Script: A kind of courage 2/20/61

Physical Description: 2 copies
 

Script: The leopards spots 8/29/61

Physical Description: 2 copies
 

Script: The property of the crown 1/8/62

Physical Description: 2 copies
 

Script: Quarantine 2/1/62

 

Script: The four queens 1/29/62

 

Script: The four queens 2/1/62

 

Outline: Return of the prodigal (Alternate title for Big Sam's boy) 12/14/60

 

Outline: The leopards spots 1/30/60

 

Treatment: The property of the crown 1/10/62

 

Treatment: The property of the crown 1/11/62

 

Treatment: The four queens

 

RIVERBOAT

 

Script: Cargo for canyon creek 3/20/59(Earlier title for the unforgiven)

 

Script: The unforgiven (Earlier title for the Barrier) 4/3/59

 

Script: The barrier 6/4/59

 

Script: Jessie Quinn 9/15/59

 

ScriptJessie Quinn 2/7/62

 

Script: Sailors on horseback 11/15/69

 

Script: Sailors on horseback 11/25/59

 

Script: The river makers (formerly the ditch diggers) 1/4/60

 

Treatment: The patriot (earlier title to lady from texas) 8/24/59

 

Treatment: The lady from texas (earlier title to Jessie Quinn) 8/24/59

 

Treatment: Sailors on horseback 10/26/59

 

Treatment: The ditch diggers 11/16/59

 

Outline: The landlubbers (earlier title to sailors on horseback) 10/20/59

 

Outline: Saliors on horseback 10/27/59

 

Treatment: Sailors on horseback 10/28/59

 

Outline: The ditch diggers 11/11/59

 

THE LONE RANGER

 

Script: Legion of old timers 5/10/49

Physical Description: 2 copies
 

Script: Rustlers hideout 5/25/49

Physical Description: 2 copies
 

Script: Pete and Pedro 9/2/49

Physical Description: 2 copies
 

Script: Old Joe's sister 10/17/49

Physical Description: 2 copies
 

Script: The masked rider 10/22/49

Physical Description: 2 copies
 

Script: The mystery of cannonball McKay 5/13/49

 

Script: Gredd for gold 12/1/49

Physical Description: 2 copies
 

Script: Man of the house 12/8/49

Physical Description: 2 copies
 

Script: Jim Tylers Past 12/20/49

 

Script: The man with two faces 1/4/50

Physical Description: 2 copies
 

Script: Buried treasure 1/16/50

Physical Description: 2 copies
 

Script: Billie the great 2/1/50

Physical Description: 2 copies
 

Script: Never say die 2/7/50

Physical Description: 2 copies
 

Script: Death trap 2/20/50

Physical Description: 2 copies
 

Script: Bullets for Ballots 3/14/50

Physical Description: 2 copies
 

Script: Devils pass 3/24/50

Physical Description: 2 copies
 

Script: Damsels in distress 4/7/50

Physical Description: 2 copies
 

Script: Eye for an eye 4/21/50

Physical Description: 2 copies
 

Script: Trouble for Tonto 5/3/50

Physical Description: 2 copies
 

Script: The silent voice 8/15/50

Physical Description: 2 copies
 

Script: Two gold lockets 9/6/50

Physical Description: 2 copies
 

Script: Through the wall 4/5/52

Physical Description: 2 copies
 

Script: Outlaws son 4/18/52

Physical Description: 2 copies
 

Script: The map 5/2/52

Physical Description: 2 copies
 

Script: Ranger in danger 6/23/52

Physical Description: 2 copies
 

Script: The godless men 6/11/52

Physical Description: 2 copies
 

Script: Colorado gold 5/25/54

Physical Description: 2 copies
 

Script: Wanted: the lone ranger 7/2/54

Physical Description: 2 copies
 

Script: The cross of santo domingo 3/19/56

 

Script: The cross of santo domingo 2/24/56

 

Script: The return of dom Pedro O'Sullivan 3/14/56

 

Script: The return of dom Pedro O'Sullivan 3/29/56

 

Script: Mission for Tonto 4/30/56

 

Script: Outlaws in grease paint 6/18/56

 

Script: Outlaws in grease paint 6/21/56

 

Script: Decision for Chris McKeever 6/13/56

 

Script: Decision for Chris McKeever 6/22/56

 

Script: The law and Miss Aggie 7/27/56

 

Script: The law and Miss Aggie 7/31/56

 

Script: Two against two 9/25/56

 

Script: Two againdt two 10/1/56

 

Script: The prince of buffalo gap 10/4/56

 

Script: The prince of buffalo gap 10/11/56

 

Alterations of Outlaws in grease paint 7/4/56

 

Lone Ranger do's and don'ts

Physical Description: 2 copies
 

Lone Ranger Episodes (List)

 

Lone Ranger story costs (week of 6/22/50)

 

Tom Seller background and credits

 

Letter: comments on scripts 6/22/49

 

Letter: comments on script revisions. 5/22/49

 

Letter: comments on script 5/9/50

 

Letter; comments on script 5/9/50

 

Letter; comments on film 10/8/50

 

Letter: comments on script 8/9/50

 

Letter: comments on script 8/9/50

 

Letter: comments on script 9/21/50

 

Letter: comments on script revisions 9/21/50

 

Comments on script Sherrif of gunstock

 

Comments on script White man's magic

 

Memo: Lone Ranger scripts 4/30/52

 

Memo: Lone Ranger scripts 5/19/52

 

Memo: Script length 7/2/52

 

Memo: Show length 7/8/52

 

Memo: Script endings. 7/31/52

 

Release schedual second series Lone Ranger 10/13/52

 

Memo: The leads and their horses

 

Description of the leads

Physical Description: 2 copies
 

Standards and background: the Lone Ranger

 

Lone Ranger Episodes

 

Shooting schedual: Wanted the Lone Ranger

 

Notes:Lone Ranger gimmicks

Physical Description: 2 copies
 

Descriptions: semi- regular characters

 

Cast lists for various episodes

Physical Description: (21)
 

Treatment: The hostages

 

Treatment: The last Holdup

 

Back to Haunt me Article by Tom Seller

 

WONDERFUL WORLD OF DISNEY

 

Treatment: Pancho a dog of the plain 12/19/66

 

Treatment: Pancho a dog of the plain 1/3/67

 

Treatment: Pancho (Formerly Pancho a dog of the plain) 2/2/67

 

Treatment (Revised) Pancho 2/22/67

 

Third draft Treatment: Barry of the great St. Bernard 11/28/66

 

Revised Treatment: Barry of the great St. Bernard 6/10/67

 

Interoffice communication: Analysis of Barry 11/5/66

 

Letter: on Barry

 

Comments on suggestions 6/26/67

 

Second Revised Treatment: Barry of the great St. Bernard 10/23/67

 

Third Revised Treatment: Barry of the great St. Bernard 1/4/68

Physical Description: 2 copies
 

Outline: Snow bear 2/20/68

 

Step Sheet: Snow bear 2/15/68

 

Notes on Polar Bears

Physical Description: 24 pages
 

Revised Treatment: Snow bear

 

Final Draft narration: Snow bear

 

Final draft narration and continuity- theatrical: Snow bear 3/17/70

 

RAWHIDE

 

Script: The blue spy 7/11/61

 

Script: The blue spy 7/31/61

 

Script: The greedy town 8/21/61

 

Script: The hasty marriage 4/10/62

 

Script: The custodians 2/17/65(First draft)

 

Script: The custodians 2/22/65(Second draft)

 

Treatment: Incident of the blue spy 6/16/61(with comments)

 

Treatment: Incident of the greedy town 7/26/61

 

Treatment: The hasty marriage 2/15/62

 

Treatment: The custodians 2/2/65

 

Treatment: The custodians 2/8/65

 

Outline: The hasty marriage 2/12/62

 

Outline: The hasty marriage 3/10/62

 

Shooting script: The greedy town 10/11/61

 

PLAYHOUSE OF STARS

 

Script: Kinsman 6/25/58

 

Script; Kinsman 7/1/58

 

Script: Fourth son 7/25/58

 

Script: Third son 9/23/58(Formerly Fourth son)

 

Script: No answer 10/23/58

 

Script: No answer 10/24/58

 

Script: The man who had no friends 12/9/58

Physical Description: 2 copies
 

Outline: The man who had no friends 11/17/58

 

The man who had no friends story by Hugh Pentecost

 

No answer story by Theodore Sturgeon

 

Fourth son story by Ernest Haycox

 

CAVALCADE OF AMERICA

 

Script: No greater love 2/28/51

Physical Description: 2 copies
 

Script: The Zenger story 3/1/51

Physical Description: 2 copies
 

Script: Teddy of the badlands 2/20/53

Physical Description: 2 copies
 

Script: The Baron and the rose 10/20/53

Physical Description: 2 copies
 

Script: Father Serra 2/15/54

Physical Description: 2 copies
 

Format/Theme statement: Cavalcade of America 4/28/53

 

PRIVATE SECRETARY

 

Script: Private secretary 9/2/52

 

Script: Femme fatale 9/19/52

Physical Description: 2 copies
 

Script: Old flame 12/5/52

Physical Description: 2 copies
 

Script: Lady from Paris 12/8/52

 

Script: Dark stranger 3/2/53

Physical Description: 2 copies
 

Script: Friend in need 10/8/53

Physical Description: 2 copies
 

Script: Good neighbor 1/9/54

Physical Description: 2 copies
 

Script: Where, oh where 1/23/54

Physical Description: 2 copies
 

Script: Susie for President 3/15/54

Physical Description: 2 copies
 

Script: Whistlers dayghter 7/15/54

Physical Description: 2 copies
 

Script: Finders keepers 1/25/55

Physical Description: 2 copies
 

Script: Slow curve 3/4/55

Physical Description: 2 copies
 

Script: In darkest Manhattan 5/5/55

Physical Description: 2 copies
 

Script: Private secretary 6/2/52 also 3/20/52

 

Script: Private secretary 8/18/52

 

Treatment: opening episode 2/28/52

 

Treatment: Private secretary 3/3/52

 

Treatment: Femme fatale 9/9/52

 

Treatment: Lend lease 12/11/52

Physical Description: 2 copies
 

Treatment: Good neighbors

Physical Description: 2 copies
 

Treatment: Where, oh where by Arthur Hoffe 1/4/54

 

Treatment: Susie for President 3/1/54

 

Treatment: The rich full life 6/16/54

 

Treatment: Finders Keepers 9/28/54

Physical Description: 2 copies
 

Treatment: Slow curve 2/15/55

 

Treatment: Rear echelon 3/7/55

 

Treatment: Easy come, easy go 2/18/54

Physical Description: 2 copies
 

Treatment: Wedding bells 2/19/54

Physical Description: 2 copies
 

Treatment: The awkward age 2/20/54

 

Treatment: A ripe old age 3/7/55

 

Treatment: The athletic type 12/9/52

 

Treatment: Audition 2/11/55

 

Treatment: A young man's fancy 6/7/54

 

Treatment: The Carnoustie prophecy 8/5/55

 

Treatment: Clothes horse 1/9/53

 

Treatment: Competition 8/26/53

 

Treatment: Most likely to succeed 10/6/53

 

Treatment Namesake 8/26/53

 

Treatment: Return to yesterday 8/24/55

 

Treatment: Sob sister Susie 10/9/53

 

Treatment: Sob sister Susie 10/13/53

 

Treatment: Three loves has Susie 8/23/55

 

Treatment: Turnabout 8/26/53

 

Treatment: Uncle Shelly 3/1/55

 

Treatment: Younger than springtime 7/18/55

 

Outline: Old flame 11/10/52

 

Outline: Spring fever (Earlier title to Old flame) 11/10/52

 

Outline: Heart trouble 4/17/53

Physical Description: 2 copies
 

Outline: Legacy 8/26/53

 

Outline: Reunion 3/26/53

 

Shooting schedual: Good neighbor

 

Shooting schedual: Susie for President

 

Shooting schedual: Whistler's daughter

 

Shooting schedual: In darkest Manhattan

 

Notes: comments on Femme fatale and The eyes have it

 

List: Episodes of Private Secretary

 

Private secretary: background and characters

 

Story synopses; Private secretary, Femme fatale, Old flame, Lady from Paris

 

Story ideas

Physical Description: 2 copies
 

Memo: story ideas

 

Format statements

 

Memo: belivability and character

 

Call sheet: Private secretary

 

List of story ideas

 

Call sheet: Femme fatale

 

Plot notes (Hand written)

 

Notes; Private Secretary ideas 3/19/53

 

Notes: Private Secretary ideas 6/14/54

 

Background material: Private Secretary

 

WHISPERING SMITH

 

Script: The blind gun 10/29/59

 

Script: Prayer of a chance 12/30/59

 

CASEY JONES

 

Script: The track walker: 7/15/57

 

Script: Roaring Camp 7/18/57

 

DEATH VALLEY DAYS

 

Script: The gladiator

 

Script: The gambler and the lady

 

Show description

 

TROUBLE WITH FATHER

 

Script: Father knows best 12/20/48

Physical Description: 2 copies
 

Script: Father Knows best 11/8/50

 

Script revisions for Father knows best 12/23/48 and 1/5/49

 

Script: A helping hand 11/8/50

 

All in the Family (Synopsis for a television series)

Physical Description: 2 copies
 

Letter/contracr 1949

 

The Trimmed Lamp (Telecast script)

Physical Description: 2 copies
 

SKY KING

 

Script: Two gun Penny 1/16/52

Physical Description: 2 copies
 

Script: Desperate character 2/9/52

Physical Description: 2 copies
 

Sky King list of episodes

Physical Description: 2 copies
 

STEVE DONOVAN, WESTERN MARSHAL

 

Script: Mystery canyon 2/14/55

Physical Description: 2 copies
 

Script: The peoples choice 2/14/55

Physical Description: 2 copies
 

Character sketches: Steve Donovan and Rusty 2/7/55

Physical Description: 2 copies
 

THE ANN SOUTHERN SHOW

 

Script: Three loves has Katy

Physical Description: 3 copies
 

Treatment: Three loves has Katy

 

Treatment: Three loves has Katy

 

BONANZA

 

Script: Bullet for a bride 8/27/63

 

Script: Bullet for a bride 10/14/63

 

Treatment: The Parasites (earlier title for Bullet for a bride) 7/5/63

 

Treatment: The Parasites 10/14/63

 

Outline: Bullet for a bride 8/8/63

 

Bonanza information 7/17/63

 

COMBAT

 

Script: The man between (formerly The Wall) 3/13/64

 

Treatment: The wall 1/14/64

 

Treatment: Man on a pedestal 5/7/62(Formerly The Golden Fingers)

 

Treatment: The wall L/13/64

 

Treatment: The man between 3/13/64

 

Outline: The wall 1/14/64

 

Character outline

 

Code Names

 

Memo: Fictional unit designations

 

Idea: The golden fingers 4/26/62

 

THE F.B.I.

 

Script: Pound of flesh 5/17/65

 

Script: Pound of flesh 9/29/65

 

Treatment: Pound of flesh 4/9/65

 

Story idea Pound of flesh

 

Idea: The wanted

 

Idea: The long lost

 

Idea: The hard choice

 

Idea: ...How you play the game

 

Idea: The guilty (Handwritten)

 

Story ideas

Physical Description: (three pages)
 

Format: The F.B.I.

 

Case file pertaining to the murder of an F.B.I. agent

 

Phaphlet: The story of the F.B.I.

 

Phamphlet: Know your F.B.I.

 

Information concerning the postiton of special agent in the F.B.I. (Xerox)

 

F.B.I.-I.C. Numbers list

 

The F.B.I.-Jurisdiction and program format information

 

Areas of F.B.I. involvement (handwritten)

 

CIMARRON CITY

 

Script: Return of the dead 1/6/59

Physical Description: 2 copies
 

Script: Have sword will duel 1/30/59

Physical Description: 2 copies
 

Outline: Have sword will duel 1/7/59

Physical Description: 2 copies
 

THE VIRGINIAN

 

Script: My old man 6/23/64

 

Treatment: Chip off the old block 1/2/64

 

Treatment: My old man 2/10/64(formerly Chip off the old block)

 

Treatment: My old man 2/27/64

 

DESTRY

 

Treatment: It's a wild, wild, wild, wild west 11/29/63

 

Treatment: It's a wild, wild, wild, wild west 12/19/63

 

Outline: It's a wild, wild, wild, wild west 12/15/63

Physical Description: 2 copies
 

Suggestions for changes: It's a wild, wild, wild, wild west 12/4/63

 

IRONSIDE

 

Script: The laying on of hands 9/8/70

Physical Description: 2 copies
 

Treatment: The laying on of hands 3/19/70

 

Treatment: The laying on of hands 4/7/70

 

Treatment: The laying on of hands 4/22/70

 

ROADBLOCK

 

Script: Hostage

Physical Description: 2 copies
 

KENTUCKY JONES

 

Script: The big shot 11/23/64

 

Treatment: The big shot

 

ROBERT TAYLOR SHOW

 

Script: Hiram 6/67/63

 

Treatment: Irresistable force, Immovable object

 

LARAMIE

 

Script: Indian giver 8/7/61

Physical Description: 2 copies
 

Treatment: Private property (Alternate title for Indian giver) 6/26/61

 

Treatment: Private property

 

Treatment: The debt

 

Treatment: Private property) 6/19/61

 

T.V. FORMATS

 

Tevevision Quarterly (Magazine) vol 10. #4 summer '73

 

Resume of Adventures of Jim Bowie and synopses of purchesed stories.

 

The Alaskans (Format)

 

The Bob Cummings Show (format)

 

Bringing Up Buddy Cast of characters and direction & motivation of program

 

Format- Bringing Up Buddy

Physical Description: (1 page)
 

Broken Arrow Series first year plot synopses.

 

Channing (Format)

 

Checkmate (Format)

Physical Description: 2 different copies
 

Circus Boy titles and themes

 

Colt.45 (Format)

 

Summary of Death Valley Days T.V. films

 

Information for Dr. Kildare writers

 

Memo to Flipper writers

 

Frontier Circus (format)

Physical Description: 2 copies
 

The Great Adventure: Notes to writers

 

Notes: The Greatest Show on Earth

Physical Description: 2 copies
 

Greatest Show on Earth format and story synopses

 

Arena floor plan Greatest Show on Earth

Physical Description: 2 copies
 

Gunslinger (format)

 

The Investigators (format)

 

The Young Ones (Format)

 

Laramie (format `61- `62 season)

 

Lassie script problem analysis

 

Description: Love American Style

 

Man With a Camera exerpts from format

 

Description: Man Without a Gun

 

Crisis (format)

 

Description; Maverik

 

My Friend Flika (format)

 

The Canons of The Outer Limits

 

Rawhide story and character guide

 

Redigo (Format)

Physical Description: 2 pages
 

Riverboat presentation to writers

 

Information to writers concerning the T.V. serise Riverboat

 

Road Block presentation to writers

 

Description: Sugerfoot

 

Tales of the Plainsman (writers guide)

 

Twelve O'clock High story prospects

 

Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (format material)

 

Whirlybirds story assignments

 

Zane Grey Theator (format material)

 

PLAYBILLS

 

Performing Arts (magazine) 18 issues may '76 - apr'78

 

Miscellanious playbills and theater annoucements

Physical Description: (31 items)